Daimler FleetBoard is the first provider of telematic solutions to offer a fleet management and operating analysis app for the Apple iPhone and iPad. This enables trucks and vans to be controlled at any time while on the road, and an operating analysis of the last tour to be shown.

“This is just about the best management tool currently available in the logistics market,” says Hubertus Kobernuss, General Manager of the haulage company Kobernuss in Uelzen. “My schedulers have mobile access to the vehicles, and use the app several times each day. The technology works perfectly – I am extremely happy with it.”

Fleet operators attach increasing importance to round-the-clock control of their fleet’s cost-effectiveness, and want continuous communication with their vehicles. FleetBoard transmits vehicle and tour information by radio signals while the vehicles are on the road, and makes this available with password protection. On the basis of these FleetBoard data, rapid and extensive evaluations on a PC demonstrably enable the fuel and servicing costs as well as the CO2 emissions of commercial vehicles to be reduced by 7% during the first three months of use. Moreover, the drivers and vehicles can be integrated in even the most complex logistical processes. More and more operators and schedulers are putting these benefits to good use. Wherever the vehicles are, the FleetBoard fleet management app provides them with information whether tours are running as scheduled, or whether some form of action needs to be taken – if necessary also at night.

“With this app, FleetBoard provides even more transparency and an additional fleet management tool for increased productivity throughout the vehicle fleet,” says Markus Lipinsky, General Manager of Daimler FleetBoard GmbH. “It is an ergonomic compilation of the most important information from our vehicle and logistics service.”

In the version just presented, vehicle positions and tours can be followed live with a vehicle or driver-related display of the driving style evaluation for the last tour. Schedulers are able to send text messages to the drivers at any time, enabling them to accept assignments at short notice while keeping an eye on the remaining time allowed at the wheel. In addition the latest FleetBoard manuals, user reports and news are made available.

Use of the new FleetBoard app is conditional on a vehicle equipped with FleetBoard and a FleetBoard services contract. The new FleetBoard app can be obtained from the App-Store free of charge with immediate effect.

Source: Daimler AG